INIS Is Bringing British and Irish Food to Hackney Wick

It’s a new spot from local couple Lynsey Coughlan and Lindsay Lewis

Named after the Irish word for island, INIS, opening on Fish Island in Hackney Wick, is Lynsey and Lindsay’s contribution to the neighbourhood where they’ve lived for the past decade. The pair are combining their experience as director of The Ginger Pig (Lynsey) and graphic designer and art director in the F&B world (Lindsay), and bringing in Head Chef Craig Johnson (ex-Arbutus and The Corner Room) to make INIS a place for fresh seasonal food and quality coffee, wines and cocktails.

As well as making cakes, pastries and hams in-house, Craig will be using meat from The Ginger Pig and veg from Shrub to knock up dishes like:

  • Full Irish breakfast with hand-cut belly bacon, sausages, roast potato farls, black and white pudding, roasted tomatoes and potato sourdough
  • whiskey smoked salmon with crème fraiche and pickled onion on Irish brown bread
  • mussels with chips and garlic bread
  • French toast with mascarpone, stewed rhubarb and brown butter crumble

Clara Rubin (ex-Hawksmoor and The Draper’s Arms) will be putting together the wine list and Liam Davy (ex-Hawksmoor and Bad Sports) is doing the cocktails, creating serves like cold brew Irish coffee, fizz with Pet Nat and cherry, and beer and mezcal spritz with mandarin and bergamot soda.

INIS will be doing breakfast and lunch during the week, with brunch on Saturdays and roasts on Sundays. Come the summer there are plans to introduce a dinner menu and also make the most of the canalside location by adding outdoor seating.

Opens May 2024
13 Rookwood Way, London E3 2XT